High-Tech Writers / Business Editors
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003
Intermec Technologies Corp.
Jennette Seward, 425-356-1747
-- Ideal for ePC pilot testing
-- Includes integrated hardware, software and professional
-- Supports current and emerging standards
-- Allows enterprises to immediately begin integrating RFID into
To help companies evaluate RFID (radio frequency identification)
for pallet and case tracking applications, Intermec Technologies Corp.
today introduced Intellitag(R) Ready-To-Go RFID professional kits,
integrated packages of hardware, software and professional services.
The new Ready-To-Go RFID kits follow introduction this summer of the
Intermec Ready-To-Go Retail RFID package designed specifically for
Each new Intellitag RFID kit includes Intellitag RFID tags and
readers, software and a full day of professional services --
everything required to design and install the type of basic RFID
system used in a typical enterprise supply chain application. In
addition, each Ready-To-Go RFID package includes an IP3, Intermec's
new RFID-enabled handle for the company's popular 700 Series handheld
computer. The IP3 provides easy exception-based RFID reading for those
instances when it is more practical to bring an RFID reader to a
Intermec Intellitag systems offer powerful advantages: a
long-standing commitment to interoperability and the ability to meet
existing and developing RFID standards, both critical investment
protections for companies adopting new technologies. Each Ready-To-Go
system comes with a guarantee that the system will be updated to meet
evolving accepted standards. Intermec Intellitag RFID systems support
all applicable current and evolving standards, providing powerful
investment protection. Intermec RFID technologies and products already
are compatible with the emerging retail-based ePC system definition,
said Intermec Director Michael Guillory, who leads Intermec's
standards work worldwide.
RFID, a complement to industry's current bar code-based tracking
systems, allows companies to automatically track inventory throughout
an entire supply chain. RFID automatic data collection does not
require line of sight or manual scanning as do bar code-based systems.
For example, information about RFID-tagged cases on a pallet can be
read automatically as the pallet passes through a doorway, rather than
requiring cases to be individually manually scanned.
Intermec's Intellitag RFID read/write technology allows
information about goods to be updated as they make their way through a
"We call it 'RFID that works,'" said Intermec Director Dan Bodnar.
"Intermec has 20 years of experience in supply chain technology
solutions for retail, logistics and distribution applications. We
don't make just RFID tags. Intermec is the only company to offer a
truly integrated approach. From our RFID readers, wireless LANs,
scanners and terminals to the expertise of our professional services
organization, Intermec's strength is the ability to offer one,
Intermec RFID technology is already in use throughout the world in
wide-ranging applications, from providing inventory and pallet
tracking in Metro AG's Future Store in Germany to increasing levels of
access control at U.S. border crossings.
For more information about Intellitag Ready-To-Go RFID packages,
call 800-934-3163 and reference #9214.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development,
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data
collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and
mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used
by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and
responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management
and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's
technologies and services, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001
36th Ave. West, Everett, WA 98203 USA; telephone 800-347-2636; or
visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To learn more about
UNOVA, visit www.unova.com.
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